Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced OpenShift Marketplace, a one-stop shop that will enable customers of all sizes to find and try solutions for their cloud applications. The OpenShift Marketplace will bring the power of Red Hat’s OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) partner ecosystem directly to OpenShift Online customers, enabling them to experience the benefits of enterprise PaaS with tightly integrated, complementary solutions developed for the public cloud – all without losing time on technology integration.
With its OpenShift Marketplace, Red Hat aims to reduce the search time and cost of finding the perfect solution for customers seeking value-added OpenShift partner add-ons. Customers will be able to easily find the information, tools, and community they need to discover and procure the right solution. They will be able to securely access and manage leading OpenShift application technologies from a single location. Customers and developers will be able to easily search for third-party OpenShift solutions and add-on productivity offerings, including database, email delivery services, messaging queues, application performance monitoring and more, all managed from a central location. Several OpenShift partners have already signed on to add their solutions to the OpenShift Marketplace, including BlazeMeter, ClearDB, Iron.io, MongoLab, New Relic, Redis Labs, SendGrid, and Shippable.
Enabling SaaS ISVs to Reach a Growing Network of OpenShift Customers and Developers
As more developers use enterprise PaaS for an increasing array of applications, a key to their success is a vibrant and robust partner ecosystem. OpenShift’s current partner ecosystem uses the OpenShift Cartridge specification method to link key technologies and services into applications built on OpenShift, giving customers access to a variety of offerings from cloud industry leaders. The OpenShift Marketplace provides an ideal platform to reach customers and developers in one easy, interactive location, enabling ISVs to showcase their solutions and marketing material, and complete transactions in a few easy steps.Availability The OpenShift Marketplace will be launching in all availability regions of the OpenShift Online public PaaS service in the coming weeks. ISVs interested in joining the OpenShift Marketplace can try out a preview, or simply email email@example.com for more information. Supporting Quotes Julio Tapia, director, OpenShift ecosystem, Red Hat “The OpenShift Marketplace is our next step towards our goal of providing customers the widest variety of choice when it comes to technologies that complement their OpenShift experience. As the OpenShift partner ecosystem continues to expand, we expect the Marketplace to provide developers and customers a more streamlined, secure experience to choose the best third-party solutions for their productivity and business enablement needs.”